Judith Curry has tipped into "beyond denier weirdness". She's picked up an article that looks as if it first appeared at WUWT three years ago (archived here) - and who knows where Anthony Watts dug it up from. Anyway, according to Judith Curry (see here), if scientists generally agree about something then it's evidence of a lack of evidence of that something. Yes. You read that right.
In our view, the fact that so many scientists agree so closely about the [causes of the] earth’s warming is, itself, evidence of a lack of evidence for [human caused] global warming – D. Ryan Brumberg and Matthew BrumbergSo let's put that to the test. Using Judith's test, which she adopted from a couple of science deniers, there must be a lack of evidence of:
- the big bang
- inheritance via DNA
- substances being comprised of atoms
- the periodic table
- plate tectonics
- bacterial infection
- oh heck - the list is going to be way too long, it comprises everything that is accepted in science.
- that the warming since 1950 has been dominated by human causes (it has).
- how much the planet will warm in the 21st century (probably at least three degrees above pre-industrial)
- whether warming is ‘dangerous’ (yes, it is posing many dangers)
- whether radically reducing CO2 emissions will improve the climate and human well being (no, it won't improve the climate but it will prevent more harm).
If anyone thought that Judith Curry was loopy, you were wrong. She's beyond loopy.
From the HotWhopper archives
- Settled science: there is a scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change - April 2016
- Some history that led to Judith Curry hunkering down in the NOAA conspiracy theorists' bunker - November 2015
- Confessions of deniers at Judith Curry's blog - February 2015
- Freed of any values, Judith Curry slithers and slides and hurtles into deniersville - January 2015 -
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